catherine councell

actor. teaching artist. voice over.

In the Works

Teaching Artist for CCT Fall 2022

Teaching: Acting for ages 4-5, and Improv for Grades 1-2 at Chicago Children’s Theatre.

The Scottish Play

In October 2022 I will be playing Lady MacDuff in the Three Crows production at Redtwist Theatre.

The Money Show!

Performing as one of 4 ensemble members in the GreatWorks Theatre Company’s Spring 2022 Tour.

Completed Projects

Fractured Fairytales

Actor in this all-femme cast of classic stories through a contemporary wringer. Greatworks Theatre Company ’21-’22 Tour.

Love, John (short)

Written and Directed by Dena Altamore and Shelly Dorani for the 48 HFP Chicago, 2021.


Puppeteer and actor in this Greatworks Theatre Company adaptation for the ’21-’22 Tour.

PQ Study Guide 2022

Created content for the study guide to accompany WonderQuest’s The Pirate Queen by Gay H. Hammond. All content was created with Educational standards for Georgia Public Schools.

Teaching Artist at Chicago Children’s Theatre


Chicago Children’s Theatre inspires children and families to lead lives of adventure, courage, and curiosity.

Volunteer Facilitator with A.B.L.E Ensemble

2022 Season

A.B.L.E. (Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations) is a Chicago nonprofit that creates theatre and film projects for, with, and by individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Teaching Artist with The Viola Project


Using the works of William Shakespeare, The Viola Project unites and empowers girls and gender nonconforming youth from diverse backgrounds so they may grow up to be whoever they want to be. TVP is a program of City Lit Theater.

Camp Red Kite 2022

Drama Teacher. Chicago Children’s Theatre has specifically designed this camp for youth on the autism spectrum. Throughout three fun-filled weeks, students ages 8-22 rotate between classes with their age-appropriate small group, exploring drama, music, movement, and visual arts.